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10 Movies With Men Playing Women

10 Movies With Men Playing Women

Martin Lawrence plays an FBI agent who disguises himself as a woman in order to protect a federal witness in "Big Momma's House." Photo: Associated Press

A rediscovered an interview on YouTube in which Dustin Hoffman tears up over his role dressing as a female in comedy “Tootsie” has gone viral this week. Hoffman is far from the only man to wear drag for a part – check out some of our favorite movies with guys dressed as girls.

1. The Nutty Professor (Eddie Murphy)
Eddie Murphy plays many characters in The Nutty Professor series, most notably Professor Klump’s mother and grandmother.
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2. Madea series (Tyler Perry)
Tyler Perry has made a career out of playing a woman playing Madea in a series of hilarious movies.
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3. Hairspray (John Travolta)
Hairspray went on to become the 4th highest grossing musical film in U.S. history in 2007 with John Travolta playing mother Edna Turnblad. Travolta won a Golden Globe for the performance.
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4. Mrs. Doubtfire (Robin Williams)
A divorced, struggling dad finds a way to be near his kids by posing as an elderly women hired by his ex-wife to babysit their children. Robin Williams was perfect for this role.
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5. Norbit (Eddie Murphy)
Eddie Murphy takes on another female role opposite himself in Norbit.
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6. Tootsie (Dustin Hoffman)
Dustin Hoffman plays a struggling male actor who decides to pose as a woman to attract more jobs.
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7. Jack And Jill (Adam Sandler)
Adam Sandler plays a man and his twin sister in this comedy.
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8. White Chicks (Marlon and Shawn Wayans)
The Wayans brothers not only take disguises as women, but women of a different race in this comedy.
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9. Big Momma’s House (Martin Lawrence)
An FBI agent disguises himself as an old lady to protect a federal witness and her family.
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10. Some Like It Hot (Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis)
Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis team up with Marilyn Monroe in this 1959 film.
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